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LG Nexus will reportedly have a fingerprint scanner as well

If a new report proves accurate, it isn't just the HUAWEI Nexus that will offer a fingerprint scanner, as the alleged LG Nexus (2015) will also feature a reader.

Published onAugust 6, 2015

There have been no shortage of Nexus rumors as of late, and while most of these claims have focused on the alleged 5.7-inch Hauwei Nexus, there is also enough quasi-evidence to suggest that LG is also prepping a smaller Nexus as well.

Not a lot is known about the next-gen LG Nexus 5, other than it will reportedly be cheaper than its phablet-sized brother and will also offer less aggressive specs and build materials. It is unclear whether that means a Snapdragon 808, as some rumors have suggested, or something even less impressive like a Snapdragon 615.

One premium feature that LG isn’t skimping out on is a fingerprint scanner, at least if a new report from Korea Herald proves accurate. While early reports suggested only the HUAWEI model would get a scanner, the new report suggests the LG Nexus will sport a 5.2-inch display and will “incorporate new technologies, which were unprecedented in the previous models, such as a fingerprint sensor and a mobile payment system called Android Pay.” The report goes on to say a “market official” has confirmed that not only is a fingerprint scanner coming, we can expect future LG flagships to also sport the technology.


It’s obviously too early to confirm or deny the validity of this report, but for what it is worth, earlier this week a leaked TPU case hit the scene purporting to be for the new LG Nexus. As you can see in the image, there appears to be a slot in the center that could very well be for housing a fingerprint scanner.

What do you think, like the idea of fingerprint scanners on both Nexus phones? Based on the rumors we know about each so far, which Nexus do you find more appealing?